The Silver Horde
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The story is that of Boyd Emerson (Joel McCrea), a man who wanders into a very unfriendly Alaskan town. He practically breaks down the door of the town lady of the evening, Cherry Malotte (Evelyn Brent), and demands hospitality, which kind of spoils the idea behind hospitality in the first place. Boyd is in love with a society girl, Mildred Wayland (Jean Arthur), but needs to prove himself worthy to her dad before they can marry. He decides to make his home in this small Alaskan outpost and set up a salmon fishery to compete against that of his underhanded and better capitalized rival for Mildred's hand, Frederick Marsh.
Everyone from "San Francisco to Sitka" apparently knows about Cherry's profession, everyone but Boyd. Cherry uses her bodily assets at one point to insure Boyd gets the loan he needs to start his fishery, without Boyd knowing of course. When he finds out what Cherry does and that she did it at least once to help him, fireworks ensue.
Evelyn Brent was a holdover from the silents, and this is the best talking role I've seen her in. She delivers her hook er's manifesto speech to anemic society girl Mildred with gusto that rivals Barbara Stanwyck in "Baby Face".Read more ›
Boyd Emerson (McCrea) and his pal Fraser (Hatton) explore Alaska's wilderness. They meet copper miner Cherry Malotte (Brent) and she puts together a business deal for Boyd, as operator of a salmon fishery. Cherry loves Boyd but his heart belongs to a Seattle deb named Mildred Wayland (Arthur). Mildred's jealous father (Pratt) and the owner of a rival fishing fleet (Gordon) try to sabotage Boyd's business. The ensuing confrontation has tragic results.
ALPHA VIDEO is a provider of vintage movies, serials and TV programs, many of which aren't available elsewhere. Their prices are fair, but so is transfer quality of some of their offerings. None have undergone restoration, yet the market scarcity of their material and an honest price make these DVDs a worthwhile purchase.
SHADOW OF CHINATOWN (1936) is another interesting ALPHA obscurity. This Bela Lugosi feature was originally a 15-part serial.
Parenthetical number preceding title is a 1 to 10 viewer poll rating found at a film resource website.
(6.4) The Silver Horde (1930) - Evelyn Brent/Louis Wolheim/Joel McCrea/Raymond Hatton/Jean Arthur/Gavin Gordon/Blanche Sweet/Purnell Pratt
EVELYN BRENT was a fashion model as a teenager. In the late silent era, she was a favorite of director Josef Von Sternberg.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very interesting to see these two, both 25, at the beginning of their careers and learning the acting trade. Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by brekrap
This was so good it inspired me to visit Alaska. So we are off to Alaska tomorrow.
Also, realistic view of salmon industry up there.
I loved Jean Arthur in later films like Only Angels Have Wings and Talk Of The Town, and my mother is a fan of both Arthur and Joel McCrea, so I got this one for my mother just to... Read morePublished on June 15, 2008 by R. Christenson / Lunamation
this is an old poorly made and acted movie. It wasn't worth my money to ship, much less buy. Not even a good B movie.Published on May 31, 2008 by Mamie Thomas